With spring comes fresh greenery, a general sense of spiritual beginnings and, of course, new restaurant openings. Here’s what’s opened (so far!) this spring in New Orleans. For a look at all the openings from this past winter, click here.
CDB - The Daily Beet, from the owner/operator of JuiceNOLA has opened in the CBD, at 1000 Girod St.. The purveyors of health food offer a menu full of salads, bowls, smoothies and — perhaps most importantly — avocado toast.
MID-CITY - Ikura Hibachi and Sushi has opened in the spot formerly operating at Little Tokyo: 310 N. Carrollton. Ikura decided to keep the sushi and round out the menu with the addition of more Asian dishes, plus hibachi.
UPTOWN - A second location of Pulp & Grind opened up at 5720 Magazine St., slinging the brand’s beloved cold-pressed juices, coffee and pastries.
MID-CITY - Church Alley moved from its Central City spot to one in Mid-City: 4201 Canal St. Same deal as the previous locale — coffee, small eats, The Good Shop within.
GERT TOWN - Legendary eatery Dunbar’s Creole Cuisine — which has been closed since after Hurricane Katrina hit — has reopened in a new spot: 7834 Earhart Blvd.
TREME - Fatima’s Cozy Corner took over an embattled spot in Treme: 1532 Ursulines Ave. Before this incarnation, it was Joe’s Cozy Corner — until namesake Joseph “Papa Joe” Glasper shot and killed a man. Fatima’s is serving Turkish classics like savory pies and quiches, plus stuffed grape leaves and hummus dishes.
EAST CARROLLTON - DTB, a “Cajun coastal kitchen,” from chef Carl Schaubhut has opened at 8201 Oak St. The menu is a modern remix on Cajun eats, with major respect to its roots and traditions.
BYWATER - Authentic German food made its way to the Bywater with the opening of Bratz Y’all at 617 Piety St. BY was opened by chef Sven Vorkauf, a real, live German.
FRERET - The Freret Street corridor got a fresh juice option with the opening of Sprout and Press Cafe, at 4523 Freret St. In addition to pressed juices (as the name suggests) the food options are plentiful, including sushi donuts and spring rolls, plus savory pastries and dumplings made by Dong Phuong bakery.